Manning's mechanism: Lumbee given opportunity for fair governance

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“Manning's mechanism: Lumbee given opportunity for fair governance.” Fayetteville Observer-Times (North Carolina) 28 March 1998 (Sunday).


Editorial. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning returned to Robeson County to explain a voting mechanism for conducting an election to choose the tribe's governing body. The first step in his plan is formation of a commission which he insists must be fair and nonpartisan. The commission will be composed of equal numbers of nonpartisan members from the Lumbee Tribal Council and the Lumbee Regional Development Association. Also to be represented in the commission is the Tribal Referendum Committee, which has suggested that the Robeson County Board of Elections conduct the referendum for the new government. The commission's sole task is to find out what the Lumbee people want from their tribal government.

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